Michael Lawrence is a director and photographer with work stemming from a diversity of traveled interests, inspirations and life experiences. His films are visceral and immersive, with an emotional rawness and intimacy that challenges what is expected of advertising.
Michael has directed and photographed campaigns for some of the worlds leading brands - Nike, Reebok, Chevrolet, Nespresso, Powerade, ESPN, and Google - with some of the worlds best agencies - Wieden & Kennedy, Venables Bell, Sid Lee, 72 & Sunny, BBH, AKQA, Fred & Farid - while always attempting to make time for the obscure and interesting.
In 2019 he won a Yellow Pencil for Cinematography for Oakley 'It's Ok', a film he lit as well as directed. His films have garnered recognition at Cannes and many others creative awards shows worldwide. His images have been featured in The NY Times, The Atlantic, Creativity, Communication Arts, Adweek, Fader, VICE, Pitchfork, and Indie Magazine.